Thursday, March 8, 2012 ■ Page 19 ENERGY BRIEFS
Meeting on potential oil development draws a crowd CHOTEAU, Mont. (AP) — More than 160 people concerned about oil explo-
ration along the Rocky Mountain Front attended an information meeting that included information about hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Local, state and federal regulatory offi cials held the meeting March 2 to discuss possible developments. Teton County environmental health offi cial Corrine Rose said exploratory
wells have been drilled but no oil is being pumped. She said the drilling has led to a lot of concern and excitement about energy development in the area. Experts say oil appears to extend from the Bakken formation of eastern Mon-
tana into Alberta, and south to the foot of the Rocky Mountains. Offi cials said residents of Teton, Pondera and Glacier counties could see more exploration with the price of oil rising above $100 a barrel.
Plans for oil waste facility near Belfi eld on hold BELFIELD (AP) — An Oklahoma company is putting on hold plans for an oil
waste facility near the southwestern North Dakota town of Belfi eld Location Services Inc. Chief Operating Offi cer Luke Boss on March 1 asked
Stark County’s zoning board to table the matter after hearing concerns from neighbors of the proposed facility. Some fear an increase in truck traffi c and pos- sible drainage problems. Boss maintains an oil waste processing site is going to be needed in the area, but county offi cials said the company’s plans need more study.
Eastern county woos people from the oil patch HILLSBORO (AP) — Traill County in eastern North Dakota is trying to woo people who have grown dissatisfi ed with the lifestyle in the booming oil patch in the western part of the state.
A three-month marketing campaign launched last week targets people who are
affected by the rising cost of living in the region, those who feel unsafe and those who are no longer satisfi ed with the lifestyle and culture. Traill County Economic Development Commission head Melissa Beach said the campaign involves website, classifi ed and radio ads that tout the eastern coun- ty’s housing, jobs and family atmosphere.
BLM rejects biggest Wyo. coal bid in 7 years
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has reject- ed the biggest total bid it has received for Wyoming coal reserves in more than seven years. A subsidiary of St. Louis-based Peabody Energy on Feb. 29 bid $362 million for
more than 400 million tons of Powder River Basin coal reserves. Peabody was the lone bidder for the coal located next to its North Antelope Rochelle Mine. The BLM rejected the bid as below fair market value. The federal agency keeps its fair market value fi gure confi dential.
Boom hinders grasslands roads plan The oil boom in western North Dakota has hampered efforts to detail which
roads in the Little Missouri National Grassland are legally open to the public. The travel management plan began in 2005 and was to be done by the begin-
ning of this year. Dakota Prairie Grasslands Recreation Manager Paula Johnston said the plan that is part of a nationwide mapping project has to be completed but she isn’t sure when that will happen. Medora district ranger Ron Jablonski said that as the energy industry in the
region continues to grow, offi cials are waiting to map out accessible roads because they are unsure how many more roads will be designated for oil workers. — Associated Press
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